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High School English Teachers Rock!


High School English Teachers Rock!

This group is for all high school english teachers to share ideas, lesson plans, and any other resources that will help each other!

Members: 293
Latest Activity: on Thursday

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ARTICLE/ IMAGE: What if your Hands Evolved for Smartphone use

Need a short, high interest read to start your English, science, ICT or Media class? h/t 2 @HultgrenJames for finding this creepy…Continue

Started by Ryan Goble on Thursday.

TOON: Expanding on the windows & mirrors metaphor

Expanding on the windows & mirrors metaphor, what else can books be for kids? #kidlit…Continue

Started by Ryan Goble Dec 12.

EXCERPT: We Can Do Better: Rethinking Native Stories in Classrooms

"Choose books that are tribally specific (that name a specific tribal nation and accurately present that nation), written by Native writers, set in the present day, and relevant all year round." —…Continue

Started by Ryan Goble Dec 12.

IDEAS: Curing Writer's Block

The best antidote to writer's block is to stop pursuing perfection and start writing whatever comes to mind. No one complains about having teacher's block, accountant's block, or plumber's block.…Continue

Started by Ryan Goble Dec 12.

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Comment by Taylor Glaze on October 26, 2016 at 8:44am

Hello! I am new to this community and forum. I am not an English teacher yet, but I am in my pre-internship for English education at Florida State this semester. Next semester, I will be a full-time teacher/intern. Next week, I will be conducting a mini lesson on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. I want to introduce the novel to my group of students (they are seniors) in a fun and engaging way. Also-just a note- this is a title I school. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could do for this mini lesson?

Comment by Ryan Goble on September 26, 2012 at 11:15am

No worries - I live to moderate (laughs maniacally)

Comment by Greg Williams on September 26, 2012 at 9:59am

Thanks Ryan, I appreciate your guidance!

Comment by Ryan Goble on September 26, 2012 at 9:57am

Hi Greg - thanks for joining our community and starting to chat with folks. Unfortunately, things like this - when posted on the wall - tend to get buried / lost. For that reason do consider re-posting the question in a discussion forum (like the one above us) as a crowdsource question. That way you have a dedicated URL and I can share your ? on a Crowdsource Tuesday!

That said, your question seems like it would be a great crowdsource question for the Media Education group discussion forum-

Comment by Greg Williams on September 25, 2012 at 5:05pm

Hey everyone - I am new to this site, and not even new to teaching (I am still an undergrad student). What advice, hope, or wisdom can you impart to a film major/English minor who wants to do something with education and digital media?

Comment by Ryan Goble on September 7, 2012 at 9:36am

Hey Dan, no worries about the broadcast - it happens. That said, you might be crazy and post a THIRD time!  It is great to share what you are up to but if you post it on the wall it gets buried over time. If you post it above and maybe even give us a teaser slice of your blog heck then it lives FOREVER in the discussion forum AND your stuff has a dedicated URL so I can share it with the entire network during a Week In Review. You, of course don't have to share above, but if you want eternal life you should :)

Comment by Dan Ryder on September 7, 2012 at 9:11am

Gah. Sent this as a message to everyone when I MEANT to post it here as a comment on the wall.

Apologies . .

Is this thing on?  OUCH feedback -- feedback -- turn that thing down!

That better?  Yeah?  Yes?  Cool.

I realized this morning that with our new building project underway and now being isolated from the professional network that is my league of amazing colleagues, I should probably get back in gear on some of the better education networks on these here internets.

To get started, last night I posted over on my blog, three key improv skills that can make any classroom just that much better.

Cheesy to open with a plug?  Sure. But I've gotta start somewhere, yes?

Comment by Regina Meeks on July 12, 2012 at 7:10am

I use the book Reading in the Dark by John Golden (NCTE). I have also found some good material online searching for film studies.

Comment by Shannon Carey on July 9, 2012 at 10:47pm

Hello Everyone! I am a Millersville University student finishing my Secondary English Cert.  I am currently researching teaching students to think critically when viewing media.  Any suggestions on how to incorporate this in the classroom?  Thanks!

Comment by Christina Polychronis on October 15, 2011 at 9:24pm
Looking forward to receiving ideas.

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